Are there many/any recreational helicopter pilots? It would seem to me that the vast majority of people flying helicopters would be professionals who have substantial experience.
There are recreational helicopter pilots just as there are recreational fixed wing pilots. Just an unfortunate circumstance. Helicopters are most vulnerable at low airspeeds or at a hover because if you have a mechanical failure its very hard to recover from.
One simple rule: Unless you are in the armed forces, never get into a helicopter.
The last time I was in Vegas I was very close ot booking a Grand Canyon helicopter tour, and I really wanted to do it... but I kept imagining headlines in the Daily News the next day; "Local Killed in Canyon Copter Crash"
Originally Posted by JetPotato
Pretty bad aim. The Wall St. protests are a little west of there, bro.